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Here's the 10-minute pitch that convinced ABC that TV was ready for the Muppets again

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You might say that this 10-minute video convinced ABC that it was time to play the music. And also light the lights.

After this "pilot" of sorts was put together by showrunner Bill Prady and other Muppet folks, it took ABC less than a month to greenlight the series. The footage was first shown to the public at this year's San Diego Comic-Con Muppets panel.